Friends of Orphans (FRO)

Pader, Northern Uganda

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Greetings from Friends of Orphans (FRO)

Friends of Orphans LogoFRO was founded and is administered by former child soldiers, orphans and abductees from the Pader district. All of whom were and continue to be affected by the war in Northern Uganda. It is a fully registered not-for-profit non-government organization of Uganda. Read more>>

FRO's mission is to contribute to the empowerment, rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers, abuductees, child mothers, orphans, and to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. 

Anywar Ricky RichardMessage from Founder & Executive Director:
For the last 21 years, a large part of northern Uganda, particularly the Acholi community have experienced one of African’s most horrified conflicts in history. Read more>>

The Right Reverend Bishop Benjamin Ojwang,Message from the Board of Directors Chairman:
Welcome to our website! FRO was founded in 1999 by Anywar Ricky Richard. The organization began in a humble way as a result of Ricky’s experiences as an abducted child. He has used his child soldier experiences as motivation to found FRO. Read more>>

International Freedom Awared Winner:
FRO wins 2008 FREEDOM AWARD from Free the Slaves! Mr Anywar Ricky with Bishop Desmond Tutu during the award ceremonyRead more>>



Anywar Ricky with Bishop Desmond Tutu during the award ceremony.

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New Program Spring 2013

Campus Intern Initiative (CII) for Students

FRO recognizes that while university students may have the desire to raise awareness about important causes, their academics, part-time work, and on-campus activities can make it difficult for students to intern intensively in a professional setting. The CII was created to give students the opportunity to work with an African NGO in a meaningful, but not time-consuming manner.  Learn More>> Read about our Fall 2013 Campus Intern Initiatives>>

June 2012: Anywar Ricky Richard Awarded in Washington D.C. by IREX.

Congratulations Ricky! Read more>>Ricky is presented with Award

Anywar Ricky Richard on CNN:

Response to Kony 2012.

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